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£50 million for creating places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active

£50 million for creating places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active

Launching on Tuesday 26 January, Uniting the Movement runs through to 2031 but is most immediately focused on helping the people and organisations delivering grassroots sport and physical activity to cope with the pressure of the pandemic. As well as announcing our new 10-year vision, we’re also making £50 million available to... continue

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Beyond the farebox: new funding mix needed for London?

Beyond the farebox: new funding mix needed for London?

Transport for London (TfL), the body responsible for running the capital’s transport network, faces a funding blackhole of between £500m and £2bn per year as passenger numbers have plunged on the... continue

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Active Travel should be Accessible Travel: impacts of LTNs on disabled people

Active Travel should be Accessible Travel: impacts of LTNs on disabled people

The Pave The Way (PTW) report , recently published, is an independent and in-depth research into how disabled people have been impacted by Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, and the barriers to Active Travel. It has been published by Transport for All. The report is the product of our past 6 months of... continue

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Cycling Marketing Board formed: advertising and advocacy 'have a significant role to play'

Cycling Marketing Board formed: advertising and advocacy 'have a significant role to play'

We were very much at the start of something big and have been working hard to form the Cycling Marketing Board. Many things need to happen to secure a cycling revolution in this country and we feel our very public advertising campaigns and advocacy work can have a significant role to play. The Cycling Marketing Board follows the successful industry-backed... continue

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Covid traffic curbs unfair and irrational, judge tells TfL and DfT

Covid traffic curbs unfair and irrational, judge tells TfL and DfT

Andrew Forster

A high Court judge has ruled that Transport for London and the... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

TfL proposes control period-style funding

Transport for London wants a long-term capital funding settlement from Government similar in style to the five-year control period settlements Highways England and Network Rail receive.  The idea is proposed in TfL’s  Financial sustainability plan, which will inform negotiations... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Brighton eyes city-wide ULEZ and less central area traffic

Brighton eyes city-wide ULEZ and less central area traffic

An ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) covering the built- up area of Brighton & Hove is being studied by the city council.  Councillors this week approved further work on five possible ULEZ geographies. A consultant’s... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Greens call for a cross-Forth rail tunnel

The Scottish Green Party has proposed building a rail tunnel between Edinburgh and Fife under the Firth of Forth.   The proposal would enter Scotland’s capital in Leith where an underground station is suggested.   The party’s rail proposals, presented ahead of May’s... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
DfT cuts TfN’s core budget and closes ticketing initiative

DfT cuts TfN’s core budget and closes ticketing initiative

Transport for the North is likely to have to cut staff numbers after the Government announced a big cut to its grant.  The DfT informed TfN on 4 January that its core budget for 2021/22 was likely to be £6m, down from... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Liverpool CA attacks NPR study

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has voiced frustration about Transport for the North’s ongoing work to look at whether Liverpool could be connected into the Northern Powerhouse Rail network via the existing freight-only line between Ditton and Warrington via Fiddlers Ferry. In... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Birmingham seeks transport CO2 expert

Birmingham City Council is to appoint at least one officer and possibly more to specialise in transport decarbonisation. Says the council: “We require at least one full-time lead role that will focus on research, action development, and coordination of the transport decarbonisation work with... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

E-bike hire scheme for Fort William

An e-bike share scheme is to be set up in Fort William. The Lochaber Environment Group has invited bids for the three-year contract. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund/Transport Scotland Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund, and by Highland Council.... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Transport funding centralised – mayor

Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis says the Government is taking an increasingly centralising role to transport funding. “By not allocating new sources of investment such as the Levelling Up Fund and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to either local enterprise partnerships or mayoral combined... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

W Yorks develops CO2 assessment tool

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has given more details of a new method for assessing the carbon impact of transport and other investments in the conurbation.  Consultant Mott MacDonald is developing the method, which should be applied in February and March to projects currently going... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

S Yorks predicts huge underspend of grant

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has confirmed major difficulties in spending its Transforming Cities Fund grant allocation. Last March the DfT awarded the combined authority £166.3m for the period 2019/20 to 2022/23.  Sue Sykes, assistant director of the combined... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Croydon quotes Shapps to justify revamped LTN scheme

The London Borough of Croydon is weighing up whether to scrap a controversial low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) street closure scheme, or replace the physical barriers with camera enforcement. The latter option would enable local residents to be exempted from the restrictions.  Almost 3,000... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

TfL's borough guide for consulting

Transport for London has issued guidance to boroughs  on the public engagement they must conduct for schemes funded by the £20m of Active Travel Fund grant awarded to the capital by the DfT.  The DfT announced the allocation of £175m of Active Travel Fund grant in November, of... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
NE councils unaffected by fall in Tyne Tunnels tolling income

NE councils unaffected by fall in Tyne Tunnels tolling income

Local authorities in Tyne and Wear say they will not be financially impacted by reduced traffic volumes through the tolled Tyne Tunnels caused by Covid-19. Traffic through the tunnels (one northbound and one southbound) normally amounts to... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

24-hr opening for Tyne foot tunnel

The Tyne Tunnels for pedestrians and cyc lists are to be kept open 24 hours a day this year following a successful trial last month. The two tunnels, one for cyclists, one for pedestrians, were reopened in 2019 after a six-year closure for refurbishment. Their opening hours were extended to 06.00... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

A1 widening in Gateshead approved

A four-mile section of the A1 in Gateshead is to be widened, with four lanes on the southbound carriageway and three lanes on the northbound. Transport secretary Grant Shapps has approved the Development Consent Order for the A1 Birtley to Coal House improvement scheme, covering junctions 65 to 67.... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

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